LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The north end of the Las Vegas Strip has seen a lot of development over the last few years – from the opening of Resorts World to the Fontainebleau.
Now another new addition could be on it’s way to the area.
“I could never dream of what’s happened in my district.”
Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom has been in the Valley for decades, and has seen what the district he represents has been, and can be.
“The north part of the Strip was the Strip. That was the Sahara, The Thunderbird, Riviera, the Stardust. All those great places were in the north part of the Strip,” Segerblom says.
But, over the years, the area missed out on some of the development enjoyed by other parts of Las Vegas Boulevard.
“The north part of the Strip has been kind of isolated.”
Now, with two luxury resorts open, and a pedestrian bridge at Convention Center Drive in the works, Segerblom is looking to put another one by the Fontainebleau to encourage more foot traffic in the area.
“That’s what we do in Vegas, you know? They come to Vegas, and then you walk around and see all the new excitement. And there’s lots of excitement on the north part of the Strip,” he tells FOX5.
The plans for the bridge still in their infancy.
“That we don’t have plans yet. So I would say, realistically, three to five years.”
But if it, and the one near Resorts World, gets built, Segerblom says it could be the key to even more development.
“If you take the Wynn and the Fontainebleau, you’ve got the two premier properties on the whole Strip. And so it’ll be very easy to go between them.”
And, when it comes to the walk between Wynn and the Fontainbleau…
“Plans are already in the works for the shopping center next to the Fontainebleau to the south there, so that’s going to take up the parking lot real quick here,” the commissioner says.
“The holes are filling, and it’s going to be top-quality stuff.”
That leads Segerblom to believe the future of his district could actually look a lot like its past.
“Everything has come full circle, so now what’s new is old and what’s old is new, and the north part of the Strip is back to being new.”
And the Commissioner tells us he’s looking even further north, saying eventually, he’d like to see more of a connection with Sahara on Fontainbleau’s north side for people coming to and from Downtown Las Vegas.
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